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Uganda witnesses first beatification fete on home soil

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There was pomp and excitement as the catholic faithful gathered on Sunday in Kalongo town council, in Agago district to witness the rite of the Beatification of Venerable Dr. Joseph Ambrosoli. During the Eucharistic celebration, precisely after the penitential rite and before the singing of …

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Let’s protect church land – Archbishop Kaziimba

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Archbishop of the Province of the Church of Uganda Dr Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu has raised concern over the massive land grabbing and encroachment on Church land across the country. Dr Kaziimba says that a chunk of the Church land has been encroached on …

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Stranded Namugongo pilgrims ask church, MPs for transport back home

Police, Church clash over stranded pilgrims Namugongo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There were dramatic scenes at Namugongo Catholic shrines on Saturday afternoon, a day after the Martyrs day celebrations as police clashed with the administrators on how to handle stranded pilgrims. When our reporter arrived at the shrines in the …

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PICTORIAL: Uganda Martyrs’ Day 2022

Prime Minister delivers President’s speech Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pictorial of the Uganda Martyrs’ Day held today at Namugongo at the Catholic and Protestant shrines, with thousands of guests including Prime Minister of Uganda Robinah Nabbanja, Vice President Jessica Alupo, Speaker and Deputy Anita Among and Thomas Tayebwa, …

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Martyrs Day: Pilgrims walk, run from Munyonyo to Kampala

Munyonyo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pilgrims have walked or run in a 5km and 10km event from Munyonyo to Kampala, as part of activities leading to this year’s Martyrs Day celebrations. The celebrations are  held every year on June 3rd. Martyrs’ Day is celebrated in remembrance of the young Christian …

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Museveni meets Russia’s Orthodox Church Africa leader

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has met Russia’s Orthodox Church New Africa Exarchate Metropolitan Leonid Gorbachev of Klin who is in Africa on his maiden visit. In a press statement issued by the Presidential Press Unit, Museveni promised to support the church in preaching the word of God. “I follow Christ, so …

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